"He was very well prepared and patient. He took us through the process and offered options I didn't know we had."
Donald and Patricia Richmond, Riverside, CA, Korean War Navy Veteran

"This letter is more than a testimonial for Mr. Steve Owens, it is for a man we consider a friend and is welcome in our home anytime. It is how Steve makes you feel when he does business with you.  Steve is very attentive to detail and informative so we could make an informed decision for ourselves.  Steve makes talking about a sensitive subject easier where we could talk and discuss without any pressure from Steve, as to what we should do or how we should plan.  It was a very pleasant experience considering the subject.  I would recommend Steve to anyone who is considering planning for a funeral like we have.  So it will take a burden off of our kids and other family members."  

Tony & Joan Freedman,  Lake Elsinore, CA, Army Airborn Veteran

"If ever planning for one's demise could be pleasant - this was.  Steve was very knowledgeable, thorough and personable.  He was patient answering all our questions, and even challenged by a few of Dick's.  Our time with Steve was satisfying and most enjoyable."  
Richard and Nancy Neely, Beaumont, CA, USAF Lt. Colonel, Vietnam, Desert Storm


"Courteous, professional, knowledgeable!  A pleasure to work with." 

Richard and Christa Kozik, Murrieta, CA, USAF Col, Vietnam

"HONORING VETERANS FOR THEIR SERVICE TO OUR NATION"

THE MOST COMMON ASSUMPTION    

Not long ago I was talking to an 83 year old Korean War Veteran who said this to me.  “I told my wife, all you need

to do when I die is go over to the National Cemetery in Riverside and give them a copy of my DD-214.  From there on

the Cemetery people will take care of everything for you.”  

 

In his mind he figured that the VA would take care of all of the expenses for his funeral, i.e. the mortuary costs,

the casket, the transportation to the cemetery, the death certificates, and of course, all the cemetery costs.  

 
I can’t tell you how many Veterans that I have talked to have this same idea.  They somehow believe that Riverside

National Cemetery has a Mortuary or a Crematory and all the family has to do is show up at the cemetery office, give

them their paperwork, and they will have a spot reserved in advance.  The VA will take care of the whole thing. 


Well, my Veteran friend had a most common assumption. Unfortunately, it was the wrong one.



WHAT VETERANS ARE SAYING...



If ever planning for one's demise could be pleasant - this was.  Steve was very knowledgeable, thorough and

personable. He was patient answering all our questions, and even challenged by a few of Dick's.  Our time with

Steve was satisfying and  most enjoyable."  

Richard and Nancy Neely, Beaumont, CA, USAF Lt. Colonel, Vietnam, Desert Storm



"Fantastic - the best - when I left all my questions were answered.  Great personality, excellent presentation. 

A great credit as a rep. of the Veterans Burial Program.  Organized and the best.  Do not let him get away.

Too bad we in (the) USA do not have more like him."

Mr. Delaine Wager, Ontario, CA WWII, Navy Seaman



"This is a letter of appreciation for your time, your professionalism, your knowledge, and your experience

you shared with us in making our pre-planning arrangements.  We sincerely appreciate all you did for us.  We

feel fortunate in being able to work with not only such a qualified person, but a really nice fellow too."

Thadd and Diane Pippin, Redlands, CA, USAF SGT, Korea



"Steve arrived on time and went over the Burial Program with us.  He very thorough and knowledgeable. 

He explained the burial plans and we selected the one we wanted.  It's good to know our loved ones won't

be bothered with any arrangements."

John and Rosezetta Ashby, Riverside, CA USAF E-6 Vietnam